Petkus331 (157) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sweet aroma of bubblegum, banana, bitter hop. Appears clear copperish gold with a thin white ring of foam around the edge. Taste is of unrefined cane sugar followed by unbalanced hop bitterness.palate is ordinary. Overall, good, not great.
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden amber with white head. Dried fruit, sherry, oxidised. Similar taste, lots of dried fruits, sherry. Sweet and bitter. Decent
crazy_cat_lady (82) - - FEB 3, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
January 10, 2014. 750mL bottle from British Columbia via Craig. Very nice beer. Lovely bourbon aroma, very smooth taste, golden colour. I’ll have to keep my eye out for this.
Beergeek23322 (2030) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/30/2014. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Amber color with a creamy white head. Spice, light fruit, malt and earthy aromas. Flavors of over ripe apples, spice, nuts. Very smooth and the high alcohol is not that present. Not sure it’s worth the price though.
BelgianBeerGal (3016) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home following TX completion. This bottle is probably 3+ years old as a guess. Wow, this is a big beer with lots going on. It seemed to start sweet and then as it warmed it brought in some dark malts, coffee and chocolate. The 13 ABV honestly wasn’t that noticeable. This is definitely a sipper/sharer though. Pleasant but maybe a little over-the-top for my palate.
Kristall-König (2117) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruchtiger Geruch, Mirabellen, Rosinen, Feigen. Antrunk süß, malzig. Danach holzig, Faßaromen, ziemlich streng, beginnend alkoholisch. Abgang scharf spritig, aber erträglich, süßlich und an Trockenfrüchte erinnernd. Ziemlich schwer und holzig - noch gut.
ClubGonzo (3520) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. First rating in 2014, whohoo! :-) Pours a dark orange hazy body with a creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, grainy malts, white candi sugars, hints of straw, nuts and mild nougat. Taste is grains, caramel malts, straw, wood, nuts, hints of nougat and white chewing gum. Medium carbonation and body. Dry finish. Impressive hiding of its high ABV. Nice classic BSA with no big surprises, but a well crafted beer for sure.
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters showing a cloudy, orangey amber color, a modest layer of off white head foam that reduced to a persistent ring, but no film, and just light spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was citrusy, estery, tartness, with light, oaky tannins, and just a touch of caramel sweetness. The taste was similar, with spritzy carbonation, assertive alcohol, and some pleasant dryness on the finish. Bold but smooth.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells slightly sweet and buttery and a bit like late fall harvest time pours a nice orange copper color with a nice med off white head pretty damn goood beer
JBPortland (460) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours cloudy burnt orange with about a couple fingers of head. Nose is tart fruity sour berry and earthy musty wood. Taste is mildly sweet and sour earthy fruit, citrus, barrel, musty spiced funk. Finish is sour woody berry and nuts. Nice stuff!